Jesus doesn’t quit

Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.” (Luke 22:31-34)

So peter would deny Jesus. Jesus knew it and instead of rejecting him, He prayed for Him. He prayed so that he would turn again. He prayed that Peter would quit only for a time, not forever.

Jesus doesn’t quit His relationship with us, we do. Jesus doesn’t quit, never.  And not only that, but He fights for us. He won’t let us go that easily. He paid the price to have us and will do everything to keep us. He will never forsake us, never. Even now, He is interceding for us.

In the same way, the Bible shows us that God never divorces us. We can be unfaithful, He can discipline us, but He doesn’t divorce. If you want to lose your relationship with the Father, you would have to quit. He is faithful until the end. He will even take us back after we have been unfaithful. (Ezekiel 16:59-63, Hosea 2:16-20).

What a love! What a commitment!

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Did you say friends?

Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Romans 16:12

Different people come in your life for different reasons. Some wants to get something from you: love, information, attention. Some have their interests or the interests of someone they care for in mind. Some just want to gossip or to use your weaknesses to their profit. Some love you genuinely and want a true relationship with you. All of those don’t matter.
They are there for a time, for a lesson. They are there to teach you to be holier, wiser and more God-centered. Some hurt you, disappoint you. Some betray, despise or mock you. Some distract you, draw you far from the most important by loving you. Those don’t matter.
The only ones that matter are those who come to work hard with you in the Lord. Those whom God rejoice to see you spend time with. Those you want your name to be associated with for eternity. Those you can call fellow servant. Those who are your true brother in Christ, who know that the goal is Him and who will fight with you so that you can know Him. Those who will encourage you with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Those who will warn and help you in all wisdom (Colossians 3: 16). Those are the only one worth crying for. They are the one you want the inhabitants of heaven to see you with.
We all need friends. We all need people to listen to us and encourage us. Let’s just choose those we can honor the Lord with. They are those God wants you to be with and He looks forward  to putting your names in the same sentence in His book.
Greet those workers in the Lord, (your name) and (that person name).